Volunteer with Kaya in the home of the Limpopo National Park, the Zambezi river and a 2500km tropical coastline. Explore this increasingly popular destination for ecotourists and nature lovers.

Volunteer in Mozambique

In Mozambique, our Marine Research and Whale Shark Conservation project works toward conservation of the country’s coral reefs and the marine life that rely on them as a habitat. Volunteers monitor the condition of the reefs and the wellbeing of the animals that live there. Anyone interested in marine biology or scuba diving will enjoy contributing to protect this amazing ecosystem.

Intern and volunteer in Mozambique projects will be based in Tofo, a small and relaxed coastal town. You’ll be able to explore the Indian Ocean by taking surf lessons or renting kayaks. Get caught up in the tranquil lifestyle of the town by mingling with locals in the markets and cafes. Be sure to try pão (a Portuguese bread roll baked in wood-fired ovens), peri peri chicken and the wide range of fresh fish on offer. Tofo boasts an astonishingly complex marine ecosystem, which you can enjoy through diving in the Manta Reef. You’re also well located to travel to one of Mozambique’s famed diving sites- Kingfisher Reef in Inhambane.

Don’t miss the opportunity to go on a safari through Limpopo National Park. This unique reserve is a transfrontier park that links with Kruger National Park in South Africa and Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. It covers an area of over a million hectares and is home to lions, elephants, rhino, hippos and giraffes.

Help conserve Mozambique’s extraordinary ecosystems while living in a tranquil, coastal town.


Here are some important facts about Mozambique:

  • Population 25,303,113 / July 2015 estimate
  • Language – Emakhuwa 25.3%, Portuguese (official) 10.7%, Xichangana 10.3%, Cisena 7.5%, Elomwe 7%, Echuwabo 5.1%, other Mozambican languages 30.1%, other 4% (1997 census)
  • Religion – Roman Catholic 28.4%, Muslim 17.9%, Zionist Christian 15.5%, Protestant 12.2% (includes Pentecostal 10.9% and Anglican 1.3%), other 6.7%, none 18.7%, unspecified 0.7% (2007 est.)
  • Currency – Metical (MZN)
  • Climate – varies from tropical to subtropical

Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Marine Research and Whale Shark Conservation including Padi Diving Course

Volunteer in Mozambique with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.

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African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour

Why not do a bit of everything on this 5 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Easy 4-step application process


Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.


Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.


Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.


When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.